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Decarbonizing Remote Communities Virtual Summit
April 11, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

On Apr. 11, 2024, Canadian Consulting Engineer will host a virtual event focusing on a key topic in Canada’s energy transition: the need to decarbonize remote communities.

Through a combination of tax credits, infrastructure funding and carbon pricing, the federal government is incentivizing communities across the country to switch from traditional hydrocarbons to emissions-free and/or renewable energy sources, such as solar, nuclear and biomass. This move, which can help wean residential, commercial and industrial facilities off of increasingly costly diesel and natural gas, also promises to help meet goals relating to First Nations prosperity, equity and business development.

Canadian Consulting Engineer is gathering a lineup of industry experts to speak to the scale of such opportunities, the progress made so far and the current reality on the ground. In addition to our established audience of consulting engineers, this event will be of keen interest to municipal and provincial government leaders, technology suppliers and others who will be directly involved in these new opportunities.

This event concluded on April 11th, 2024


Keynote: Past, Current and Future Efforts to Decarbonize Remote Communities

Speaker: Michael Wrinch, president and CEO, Hedgehog Technologies

Starting with the end in mind, engineers need to work in collaboration with locals on logistics in isolated communities, consider all uses of energy (including heating, transportation and electrical utilities) and ensure the process of consultation and engagement is continual.

Panel Discussion: A Multifaceted Challenge and Opportunity

  • Jean Blair, director of planning and outreach, Torchlight Bioresources
  • Kevin Brown, energy department manager and climate action co-ordinator, Old Massett Village Council
  • Mark Heyck, executive director, Arctic Energy Alliance
  • Nathan Tedford, director of nuclear technologies, Hatch
  • Brian Walmark, decarbonization advisor’, Fort Severn First Nation community
Continued efforts to decarbonize remote communities will require multifaceted approaches, depending on the local realities on the ground, past legacies of fossil fuel consumption, climate and economics, among other factors. Our panel will discuss a variety of tools for change, from renewables like wind, solar and biomass to small modular reactors (SMRs).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Decarbonizing Remote Communities Virtual Summit

When & Where?

Decarbonizing Remote Communities Virtual Summit will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on April 11, 2024 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 5 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of April 11, 2024.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.